National / International News

Irish singer Val Doonican dies

BBC - 2 hours 53 min ago
Singer and TV entertainer Val Doonican has died aged 88

Lightning storm across Scotland

BBC - 2 hours 57 min ago
A dramatic thunder and lightning storm lit up many parts of Scotland overnight.

RAF repatriates more UK Tunisia dead

BBC - 3 hours 1 min ago
The bodies of nine more Britons killed in the Tunisian beach massacre arrive at the Tunis military airbase ready to be flown back to the UK.

Firth out of IPC World Championships

BBC - 3 hours 3 min ago
The British team suffers a major blow as injury forces Northern Ireland's Bethany Firth out of big Glasgow competition.

VIDEO: Sir Nicholas Winton 'saved my life'

BBC - 3 hours 6 min ago
Lord Dubs, a Czech-born British Labour Party politician, recalls how Sir Nicholas Winton rescued him from the Nazi regime.

Sanctions on South Sudan generals

BBC - 3 hours 10 min ago
The UN Security Council imposes sanctions on six generals accused of fuelling the 18-month conflict in South Sudan, the world's newest state.

VIDEO: The robots that could change our lives

BBC - 3 hours 12 min ago
From machines that can help around the house, to ones that could be used as sales assistants, robots can change the way we live our lives.

Ex-PM sorry for bank crisis hardship

BBC - 3 hours 17 min ago
The former Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen apologises for 'hardship and distress" caused by the Irish financial crisis which began during his tenure.

Solar Impulse breaks solo record

BBC - 3 hours 19 min ago
Swiss adventurer Andre Borschberg breaks the record for the longest ever non-stop solo-flight without refuelling, as his solar-powered plane continues to reach across the Pacific.

Regatta teams' 'mystery melting oars'

BBC - 3 hours 25 min ago
The hot weather may be the cause of the "mysterious case of melting oars" at Henley regatta, say organisers.

Georgia Leads A Push To Help Ex-Prisoners Get Jobs

NPR News - 3 hours 36 min ago

Federal grant money is flowing to skills training programs for ex-offenders. But aid will be successful only if employers are willing to hire them. That's where state re-entry programs show promise.

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Sunnis Flee The Islamic State, But Still Fall Under Suspicion

NPR News - 3 hours 37 min ago

The Islamic State is a Sunni Muslim group. Yet many Sunnis have abandoned their homes and fled areas where ISIS has taken over in Iraq. But that doesn't mean Shiites welcome them with open arms.

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Tunisia arrests over Sousse attack

BBC - 3 hours 49 min ago
Twelve suspects have been arrested in connection with Friday's deadly attack on a Tunisian resort by Islamic State, an official says.

US makes Fifa extradition request

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 23:51
The US has asked Switzerland to extradite seven Fifa officials arrested on corruption charges in May, Swiss authorities say.

Man injured in 'serious assault'

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 23:29
A man is taken to hospital after a serious assault in Belfast, during which it is believed he was stabbed.

Dixons Carphone in deal with Sprint

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 23:19
Dixons Carphone has signed a deal with US telecoms firm Sprint that will see it open and manage Sprint-branded stores in the US.

VIDEO: Who cares for child migrants to UK?

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 23:16
Some UK local authorities say they are struggling to cope with the large increase in the number of children seeking asylum.

Limited ferries as Calais reopens

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 23:10
Limited ferry services resume between Dover and Calais after a strike by French ferry workers caused three days of disruption across the Channel.

VIDEO: UK family of 12 'travelled to Syria'

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 22:57
A family of 12 from Luton that includes a baby and two grandparents are believed to have travelled to Syria after going missing.

House price growth 'at two-year low'

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 22:42
The annual rate of house price growth slowed again last month, the Nationwide building society says, falling to a two-year low of 3.3%.